JACKSON, Wyo. \u2014 Grand Teton National Park Foundation announced the appointment of new members to its board of directors and resource council. Joining the board of directors are Bruce Bowen, Debbie Hechinger, Nancy McGregor, and Ed Riddell. Bob Morse, Ellen Karpf, Jerry Rose, Judy Singleton, and Jim Waldrop joined the resource council. The group brings a broad spectrum of expertise in business, conservation, and leadership to the Foundation.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe are happy to welcome this group of talented, passionate professionals to our team,\u201d GTNPF president Leslie Mattson said \u201cTheir extensive backgrounds in law, business, the arts, hospitality, and nonprofit development will benefit the Foundation and the park as we continue our important work to provide private funding for initiatives in Grand Teton.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe board and resource council help the Foundation fulfill its mission of protecting and enhancing Grand Teton National Park through ongoing programs in 2020 such as youth engagement, historic preservation, and wildlife protection. They also assist in the development of new projects to further the conservation of the park\u2019s incredible resources and improve visitor experiences.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBruce Bowen\u00a0founded ePlus Inc. (an information technology and finance company) in 1990 and served as president until 1996. He served in multiple leadership roles before retiring in 2018. Bruce and his wife, Liz, moved to Jackson from northern Virginia.\r\n\r\nDebbie Hechinger\u00a0formerly served as president and CEO of BoardSource\u2014an industry leader in publications, online tools, consulting, and training on nonprofit governance practices. She has also worked in the same capacity as an independent consultant. Debbie spent nine years at World Wildlife Fund, leading their marketing, communications, operations, and development programs. She lives in Jackson with her husband, John.\r\n\r\n\u00a0Nancy McGregor\u00a0is an attorney who has practiced her trade working for government agencies such as the FCC, FBI, and CIA. She has served on numerous boards of directors, both within the legal profession and in the community at large. Nancy and her husband, Neil Manne, were introduced to Grand Teton 30 years ago and especially enjoy hiking in the park.\r\n\r\nEd Riddell\u00a0and his wife, Lee, started a highly successful advertising and design business in Jackson more than 40 years ago. They have remained in the Jackson area and devote their time to photography and painting. Ed is a fine art photographer and was a founding member of Grand Teton National Park Foundation in 1997.\r\n\r\nBob Morse\u00a0is the chairman of Bridge Investment Group Partners. He has thirty years of experience in commercial and investment banking and private equity fund management. His has experience in multiple leadership positions for Citigroup including CEO of the company\u2019s Asia Institutional Clients Group.\r\n\r\nMorse serves on a variety of charitable organization boards such as the Yale President\u2019s Council on International Activities and the Whitney Museum Director\u2019s Council. He and his wife, Stacey, spend as much time as possible in their home in Jackson Hole.\r\n\r\nEllen Karpf\u00a0has a deep passion for animals and wildlife. She enjoys working with therapy dogs and taking them into children\u2019s hospitals across the country. Ellen and her husband, Dr. Michael Karpf, believe in the power of art to enhance life and patient care and now reside full-time in their Jackson, Wyoming home.\r\n\r\nEllen serves on the board of directors of the Lexington Philharmonic, which focuses on enriching the lives of our diverse citizenry by\u00a0fostering excellence and innovation in the performance presentation of great music.\r\n\r\nJerry Rose\u00a0retired in 2001 as vice chairman of Jones Long LaSalle, a global real estate and investment firm. He has served over the last seventeen years as a member of the executive advisory board of Gryphon Investors.\r\n\r\nJerry formerly was on the board of directors of the Grand Teton Music Festival, and currently is a life trustee of Ballet Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Jerry has a passion for Grand Teton including interest in historic preservation for over 25 years.\r\n\r\nJudy Singleton\u00a0started the Jackson Hole Raymond James office in 1994 after a career as an entrepreneur in the valley. She began visiting the area in 1966 and spent her college vacations working in Yellowstone National Park, where she developed a deep love and appreciation for the parks and the outdoor spirit of Wyoming.\r\n\r\nJudy made Jackson her home in 1985, and in 2008, she opened an independent firm and founded J. Singleton Financial.\r\n\r\nJim Waldrop\u00a0serves as president of Silver Dollar, Inc., the management company overseeing all aspects of The Wort Hotel, The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, and Wort Plaza Shops. He is a dedicated hospitality professional committed to the betterment of his business, community, state, and family.\r\n\r\nIn addition to his experience in hotel management, Jim has served on a number of local and statewide boards and currently serves as board chair for Wyoming\u2019s Office of Tourism.